Peter Tchaikovsky’s last opera, Iolanta, is tender, magical and ambiguous. The focus of the story is a blind princess, who regains her sight through love – a rare happy ending in 19th-century opera. Tchaikovsky composed luminous, poetic music for the work, in which we also hear his love for French opera. Now you can discover this unjustly forgotten treasure in a performance with Kirill Petrenko. The title role will be sung by Sonya Yoncheva, who was acclaimed as Iolanta at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.